Lee Wells
Since 2002
Works in United States of America

BIO
Lee Wells is an artist, exhibition organizer and consultant currently living and working New York. His artwork primarily questions systems of power and control and has been exhibited internationally including the 51 st La Biennale Di Venezia, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinatti and the Museo d'arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. He is a co-founder and director of IFAC-arts, http://www.ifac-arts.org, an alternative exhibition and installation program for artists and curators.
His artwork, projects and exhibitions have been written about by various national and international art and news publications to include: The New York Times, Art Newspaper, The Washington Post, Art in America, and Art Net.

Wells is currently a curator at large and Cinema-Scope director for Scope Art Fairs http://www.scope-art.com. In January 2006, he co-founded the video art community research portal and traveling installation [PAM] http://PerpetualArtMachine.com, with the artists Raphaele Shirley, Chris Borkowski and Aaron Miller.
Wells has been participating on the Rhizome since 1998.

John Cage Trust Moves To Bard


The John Cage Trust is moving to Bard College. "The Trust, which oversees Cage's works and performances, is to be called the John Cage Trust at Bard College effective as of its move in the spring. Previously, the Cage Trust had been housed in the Archive Building in the West Village in Manhattan; after 9/11 Kuhn and the Trust moved to Phoenix, Arizona."
Listen : John Cage - in love with another sound
documentary film (1992)
director: miroslav sebestik

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EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL


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EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
festival: April 25 - 29 2007
exhibition: April 25 - May 20 2007

fon: ++49 -(0)541-21658
fax: ++49 -(0)541-28327
web: www.emaf.de

postal address:
Lohstrasse 45a
D - 49074 Osnabruck
Germany

20 Years of the European Media Art Festival - the forum for Expanded Media in Europe

The meeting point for audiences and guests from home and abroad. Around 250 new works of media art, including world premieres, will be presented. The festival shows film as a contemporary work of art in cinemas and exhibitions, both performed and using multimedia.

//Exhibition
The exhibition "Final Cut" directs our view to the relationship between media art and cinema. From 25 April to 20 May an artistic look at the dream machine "cinema" will be given at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche. International artists will demonstrate their fascination with cinema, but will also question the values, codes and patterns behind the films. Works will be presented by artists such as Paul McCarthy, Alex McQuilkin, Mischa Kuball, Klaus vom Bruch, Candice Breitz, Mark Lewis, Christoph Girardet, Bjorn Melhus, Peter Tscherkassky, Christoph Draeger, Clemens von Wedemeyer and Pierre Huyghe. There will also be plenty of opportunity to participate in talks with the artists and attend lectures on the subject. The exhibition is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

// Anniversary
A review of media art will be given by our special guests, the director of the ZKM, Peter Weibel, Lynn Hershman, Birgit Hein of the fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig and Malcolm LeGrice, who will be showing their personal selection of films.

// Cinema
Around 180 current experimental shorts, feature-length films and videos have been selected from a total of roughly 2000 works submitted from around the world. They range from narrative approaches to documentary/analytical views of war events and environmental problems. Visually walking the borderline ...

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Web 2.0: An Explanation


Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropology professor at Kansas State University, has created a four minute video that captures what Web 2.0 and social media is all about.


Web20TheMachineisUsingUs -

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Visualizing the Blogosphere


TwinglyIt's old news (to some), but I finally got around to playing with the Twingly blog visualizer (via 3PointD). For those who can't tell from the picture to the right or from the video at the bottom of this post, Twingly is a downloadable application that displays a rotating 3D globe that includes plotted locations of blog posts as they occur in real-time. Basically, the longer you let it run, the more you'll see where blog activity is occurring around the globe. Statistics for each country are available in the big ring circumnavigating the globe. The application is available for download here and you can even turn it into your screensaver.

Google has something similar to this at their headquarters that plots geographic search volumes on a giant globe, also, although that isn't available for public consumption. Overall, the direct marketing applications of something like this are probably pretty low, but it may provide for interestingly analysis and it's certainly an excellent graphical representation of the blogosphere.

Another great example of this is the 3DLiveStats.com application (the link appears to be down at the moment), which allows you to plot data from any external database on a giant 3D globe.



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“DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE UPDATE” : PANEL DISCUSSION


THE BFA FINE ARTS AND ART HISTORY
DEPARTMENTS AT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS (SVA)
PRESENT DIGITAL DIVING: A CUT AND PASTE
UPDATE A PANEL DISCUSSION



Tuesday, February 27, 7pm
School of Visual Arts
209 East 23 Street
3rd-floor Amphitheater
Free and open to the public


The BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments at School of Visual Arts (SVA) present, Digital Diving: A Cut and Paste Update, a discussion of digital culture and its impact on the visual arts and information technologies. Moderated by Suzanne Anker, chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA, the program will explore the uses and abuses of such technologies as they effect knowledge acquisition and its manipulation, new media models of the visual and altered configurations of communities. The panelists are Lauren Cornell, Joseph Nechvatal, Judith Solodkin, Bruce Wands and McKenzie Wark. The event takes place Tuesday, February 27, 7pm at School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Admission is free. For more information, call 212.592.2010. read more

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OPPORTUNITY

A Light at the End of the Tunnel


Deadline:
Fri May 14, 2010 00:00

Location:
Switzerland

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Scope Foundation and Perpetual Art Machine presents the
[PAM] 4th Annual Last Minute Open Call for New Video Art


A Light at the End of the Tunnel
curated by Lee Wells

DEADLINE FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
video must be delivered to the below address by this date

The Avant Garde Doesn't Give Up - Asger Jorn
'Increase your necessity so that you may increase your perception.' --13th century Persian Sufi mystic Rumi, quoted by Bill Viola

The concept of life, death and rebirth has followed humanity through the ages as the self and the collective whole passes through time, creating a relative chain of events that could be called the history of universal human experience. Its through all of these varying histories, and a perpetual creative avant garde that continue to seek a move vivid understanding of the interconnectedness of life. Our great quest to solve the questions of our age could be exemplified by one of humankinds greatest achievements at CERN Labs, Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the worlds largest machine. As the scientists at CERN continue to probe the most fundamental questions of life and the origins of the universe, we seek artists that are asking similar big questions in their creative practice and use their creativity to reveal the world in new and unexpected ways.

Why are we here? What does it all mean? When will we know?
How is it all relative to art in the 21st century?

Keywords:
Awareness and Multidimensionality
Religion and spirituality
Life and Death
Love and Beauty
Extra-terrestrial life and aliens
Dark matter and black holes
Quantum physics and time travel
The internet and technology

Additional research links can be found at our facebook event page here:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=111702842202262

Selected works will be presented as a part of the Scope Cinema and Video program at Scope Basel 2010, June 15-19 in addition to being featured on http://www.perpetualartmachine.com.

Future New York City screening location to be announced. (Fall 2010)

For more details and registration requirements please go to:
http://www.perpetualartmachine.com

More information about Scope Basel go to
http://www.scope-art.com


DISCUSSION

FAIL and FAKE as AESTHETIC OF NEW MEDIA


kitsch is cool but not fake breasts unless in Second Life.

DISCUSSION

A Report From Cyberfest


Perpetual Art Machine will be partnering with Media Art Lab in the coming months.
PAM 2.0 is in the works, so stay tuned.

OPPORTUNITY

Metropolis Art Prize DEADLINE EXTENDED OCT 24


Deadline:
Tue Nov 24, 2009 00:00

Babelgum Metropolis is looking for the globe's best and edgiest artists to win US $20,000 and have their work shown on giant advertising screens in Times Square, the neon heart of New York City. Not only will you get the chance to share your artwork with millions in the world's contemporary art capital, you'll also enjoy the kudos of being a maverick art squatter among New York's most expensive advertising real estate!

For more information goto:

http://www.perpetualartmachine.com
or
http://www.babelgum.com


EVENT

Metropolis Art Prize DEADLINE OCTOBER 18


Dates:
Sun Oct 18, 2009 00:00 - Wed Oct 14, 2009

AM is proud to announce that we have partnered up with Babelgum.com, Time Out Magazine and Scope Art Fairs for the Metropolis Art Prize 2009. We encourage all of our members to submit to this FREE competition for the chance to win cash prizes and the opportunity to display your work on multiple large scale led screens in Times Square in New York City.

DEADLINE OCTOBER 18 !!!!!
$20,000 prize


Babelgum Metropolis is looking for the globe's best and edgiest artists to win US $20,000 and have their work shown on giant advertising screens in Times Square, the neon heart of New York City. Not only will you get the chance to share your artwork with millions in the world's contemporary art capital, you'll also enjoy the kudos of being a maverick art squatter among New York's most expensive advertising real estate!
Winners will be chosen by iconic art-house actress and video artist Isabella Rossellini, Cedar Lewisohn curator of the 2008 ‘Street Art’ exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, Lee Wells curator-at-large of Scope Art Fair and director of PAM, and Howard Halle, Art Editor of Time Out New York.

for more information go to: http://www.perpetualartmachine.com